News for Friday, August 20, 2010



Hot Springs pool could be open as soon as Saturday

A broken impeller forced the lap pool's closure Thursday. And while officials initially predicted the pool would be closed until late next week, they now say it could be open by 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Steamboat Medical wins soccer championship

Coed team takes trophy for city league

The City of Steamboat Springs adult coed recreational soccer league season came to an end Tuesday when the Steamboat Medical team closed out a sweep of the regular season and postseason tournament with a 1-0 win against the Winona’s/Mountain Mamas/Spiffy Dog team.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Transforming a lawn at Carpenter Ranch

American homeowners have proudly lavished love and attention — and water, chemicals and fossil fuels — on their neatly trimmed green lawns since the late 1700s when European colonists brought the turf-grass aesthetic with them from the great estates of England and France.

Routt County adopts mileage fees

Cost to reflect distance sheriff’s deputies travel to serve papers

The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed this month to adopt a new zone system to assess mileage fees when sheriff’s deputies are used to serve civil process papers, including eviction notices, demands for payment and foreclosure notices on residents across the county.

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Steamboat briefs: Zero Waste Initiative seeks volunteers for free concert

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Initiative is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts at Friday’s Free Summer Concert Series show, the Emmitt-Nershi Band.

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Fire near Maybell contained

Officials: Alkali blaze grew to 7,917 acres at its peak

At its peak, the Alkali Fire north of Maybell reached 7,917 acres, the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported. However, fire crews were able to contain the fire Thursday afternoon.

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Hard work pays off at Routt County Fair

Routt County event continues through Sunday in Hayden

As competitors in the intermediate division of sheep showmanship circled the dusty ring at the Routt County Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon, one little girl stood to the side, practicing turns with an animal four times her size. The Routt County Fair continues through Sunday.

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Steamboat Springs High School welcomes freshmen to orientation

Freshmen and sophomore students were busy Thursday morning finalizing their class schedules, having their vision and hearing checked and sitting down for a school photo during the orientation. They arrived with smiles and left with textbooks.

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Logging to resume at Steamboat Ski Area

Trail closures expected; US Rep. Salazar discusses permit process

Mobilization will begin next week for logging operations that could stretch to the end of October and will cause some trail closures and detours on Mount Werner. Doug Allen, Ski Corp.’s vice president of mountain operations, said contractor Rogue Resources will conduct this fall’s logging work.

Hayden bans medical marijuana shops

Dispensaries, cultivation and manufacture centers barred

The prohibition of the medical marijuana industry in Hayden passed without a comment Thursday evening. No members from the public spoke, and no members of the board added to the ongoing conversation about the prohibition of medical marijuana industry in the town during a Town Council meeting.

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Chef Chavez returns to Craig steakhouse after 7 months away

Rolfy Chavez, 46, contends from the beginning of time, people have gathered around food. “Food brings people together in any race, any color, any religion,” he said. “People come when there is something to eat. I like that. That is a good experience in the community and for everybody.” Family and people are the main reasons Chavez, the executive chef at the Castle Ranch Steakhouse inside the Holiday Inn of Craig, initially became interested in cooking and ultimately decided to become a chef.

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Carbon sequestration project wraps first phase near Craig

Geologists gathered thousands of geological readings throughout area

After three months of scouring the area surrounding Craig, a team of nine geologists have finished preliminary data gathering to determine if the area would be suitable for carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is the process by which carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other sources are captured and injected into the ground. The team of geologists from the Colorado Geological Survey began research April 15 and wrapped up around July 15, said David Noe, a field geologist who worked on the project.

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series wraps up Saturday

Season-long races to come down to final rides at Brent Romick

Dozens of cowboys and cowgirls load up for one last crack at 2010 season-long championships. The standings in nearly every event are tight as the 10-week summer series comes to an end with 7:30 p.m. performances today and Saturday.

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What to do in Steamboat Springs for Aug. 20 to 26

This week is full of entertainment possibilities including the Steamboat All Arts Festival, Routt County Fair and the final Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Also, check out the Yampa River Art Stroll today, Saturday and Sunday. For more choices, read more.

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Drew Emmitt returns to Steamboat free concert series with Bill Nershi

Drew Emmitt has been touring across Colorado with various bands for 30 years, and his Steamboat memories stretch back to when he was a child. Emmitt will return to Steamboat tonight at the Free Summer Concert Series, mandolin in hand, next to Bill Nershi.

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Steamboat Missed The Boat to celebrate 2nd CD release

In a dimly lit living room Tuesday night, Peter Hall danced, stomped and whirled across a hardwood floor covered in amplifier cords, pedals and wires. He hunched over his harmonica and wailed as the four musicians around him picked and drummed toward a suddenly cohesive end note. It was one of local band Missed The Boat’s last chances to work on spicing up jams and segues to perform Saturday at Sweetwater Grill, when the folksy bluegrass rock band celebrates the release of its second album, a self-titled amalgam of heartfelt Colorado music, traditional folk and foot-stomping jamgrass.